How Much Does It Cost to Run a 60 Watt Bulb?


It costs about $0.22 a day as of December 2012 to run a 60 watt bulb. This translates to roughly $6.81 a month. To put it into perspective, this cost is less than what a meal costs at many fast food restaurants.
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The cost of electricity varies by state. Some states are more expensive than others are to run electricity. Taking into an average cost of electricity, it costs about 22 cents to run a 60 watt light bulb for 24 hours. A florescent light bulb costs five cents a day, while a high-intensity light bulb costs 10 cents a day. These costs are based on 17.2 cents per kilowatt-hour electric rate, which is an average for the United States.
It costs about $60 a year to burn a 60 watt light bulb. It takes about a dollar per watt to run any light bulb for a year. If you leave a computer plugged in all year, that would cost you about $150.
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